Kent Creek Fire
Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Winston – Dillard Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire Monday afternoon located six miles southwest of Winston in the Kent Creek area. The first engine arrived on scene of the Kent Creek Fire shortly before 5:00 PM and reported a quarter acre fire burning in a stand of young trees with several small spot fires burning in a recently logged unit downhill from the main fire. Due to the potential for large fire growth, a second helicopter was requested to respond to the incident.
Ground resources, including engine crews and a bull dozer worked to construct fire lines and install hose lays around the perimeter of both the main fire and the spot fires while the two helicopters dumped buckets of water on the fire to keep it in check. At approximately 6:00 PM, the Kent Creek Incident Commander reported that the forward spread of the fire had been stopped and crews would be shifting their efforts to securing control lines and mopping up the fire. Firefighters will remain on scene of the Kent Creek Fire, overnight.
The Kent Creek Fire burned approximately two acres of wildland fuels. No homes were threatened by the fire and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the cause of the Kent Creek Fire is asked to contact DFPA or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.